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Geology Club hosts field trip

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    Christian Sifford, Club VP Provided by Karen Carroll

The Geology Club members went on a field trip on Nov. 11 to learn about the history behind prehistoric petroglyphs and ancient crystals.

Club Members, along with three students from OSU, took a trip to Medicine Creek, west of Tokettee falls, to learn the story behind the ancient petroglyphs painted on the cave walls.

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Students share what they are thankful for

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    John Farrand Haylie Ellison / The Mainstream

Students at Umpqua Community College shared what they are most thankful for in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Chris Hudgeon said he was thankful for being provided many opportunities and being able to pick himself back up. “It’s really easy not to be thankful with the way people are go, go, go all the time,” Hudgeon said. “You kind of lose track and don’t stop to look around. Look at your family, look at your situation and realize that people have it worse, way worse.”

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Roseburg Fire Department donates Fire Truck to UCC

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The Roseburg Fire Department donated one of their own retired fire trucks to UCC in hopes to help expand the fire science and first responder programs.

Currently approximately ten students are in the fire science program; however the new donation may increase enrollment in the classes.

The new fire truck will provide fire science students with a hands on learning experience and more efficient training as they pump water out of the truck, pull hose lines, and drive the truck on campus, Public Safety Chair Roger Kennedy said. Previously, students had to go to other fire departments to get training; however, with the new engine, they will be able to train on campus.

The fire truck will be brought as a teaching tool to five other high schools around Douglas County: Sutherlin, Douglas, Roseburg, Glide, and South Umpqua. The donation will further educate youth about the program as it will be used in presentations or for a hands on experience. “The high school programs and Elementary Fire Science FRP 121A will practice using this fire engine” Fire Science Coordinator Joel King said. “Many steps are needed to improve a program [and] the better the program, the greater number of students will attend.”

Both the fire science and first responders programs have had a lot of community support, not just from the City of Roseburg but also from the Douglas County Fire District 2, who will soon be donating an ambulance. This asset will further develop the first responders class by providing students with more practical application of what they are learning.

King says that this gift symbolizes the ongoing relationship between UCC and the community. It’s a relationship that had been developing for many years.

“Having the community support of the other agencies that are supporting our program and are willing to give us equipment that we can utilize gives us a stronger bond,” Kennedy said. “This will give places for students to train. This is a start.”

Remedies to treat common cold

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Flu season has started, and for many students that means staying at home battling through the long list of debilitating symptoms.

Carolyn Crampton, a clinical nursing instructor on campus, says that the best remedy for the common cold is to start off the day by drinking a lot of fluids. Eating chicken noodle soup helps as it includes an antiviral component effective in treating viral infections.

Most colds are caused by viruses, the most common being the rotavirus which takes about two days for the symptoms to occur. Many of these viruses are on classroom and bathroom door handles, or buttons in an elevator. “Use your elbows to open doors and your knuckles to push elevator buttons” Crampton said. “Do not [then] touch your eyes or face as it spreads the cold.”

Another way to treat colds, more specifically sinus infections, is to use a Neti Pot to break up the mucus clogged in the nasal passages Crampton said.

According to Web MD, a Neti Pot is a ceramic or plastic pot filled with saline solution to rinse the nasal passages and reduce any irritation to the upper respiratory system.

The Neti Pot works, according to Web MD, because tiny hair-like cells called cilia attached to the lining of the nasal passages push mucus to the back of the throat or out of the nose. The saline solution from the Neti Pot helps improve the performance of the cilia to remove any irritants causing the sinus infection.

Crampton says that any way to get steam up in the nostrils is an effective way to clear nasal passages as moisture is a key element in clearing the sinuses.

Rocky Stevenson, a UCC clinical nursing instructor, says that his best advice would be to take lots of fluids, get plenty of rest, and eat well. The key factor of cold prevention, according to him, is take lots of fluids. When people are severely congested, their airways dry out, and they tend to breathe in the dried up mucus.

That’s why plenty of fluids such as water, juice, or hot tea are important elements in rehydrating  body and preventing the respiratory system from infection.

When it comes to home remedies, Kaya Maliglig, a second year UCC student, suggests taking lots of multivitamins for the common cold and drinking apple cider vinegar for strep throat. She says, when she got strep throat, it took her doctor about a week before giving her the proper diagnosis, so in the meantime she was gargling apple cider vinegar.

“Being that I was sick for such a while I thought I would do some home remedies to combat that [strep throat],” Meliglig said. “I gargled apple cider vinegar mixed with a hot cup of water and I gargled that every night and every morning for a week. My throat felt substantially better.”

According to the website Earth Clinic, what makes apple cider vinegar such an effective home remedy are the various acids, mineral salts, and amino acids which work together to combat many types of ailments. Among the powerful active ingredients are various vitamins and minerals which are helpful in uplifting the immune system.  It is even effective in detoxing the body, stimulating thinking, regulating blood pressure, and fighting infection.

Meliglig says after gargling apple cider vinegar she felt much better, as she found relief in the soothing nature of the warm water mixed with the acidity of the cider. “I could at least talk or at least eat and drink without having the major pain that I was having before,” Meliglig said.

Resiliency Room provides safe space for students and faculty

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    Tony Dicenzo, Counselor and Mental Health Therapist, in the Resiliency Room, ESB #9.

Mental health issues have long been a concern of many. UCC students and faculty have faced these controversial issues first hand. That is why the new Resiliency Room in the ES Building, ESB 9, provides comfort for all facing the unfortunate effects of Oct. 1.

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Acts of kindness bring positivity to UCC

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    Scott Taylor, custodial staff, practices kindness.

The Random Acts of Kindness Campaign is spreading the gift of positivity through the UCC campus in light of the deadly shooting that tragically killed eight students and one teacher on Oct. 1 of last year.

The UCC Remembrance Committee has created their own version of the national Random Acts of Kindness campaign through the month of October. The random acts of kindness movement was initially inspired by a social media movement to demonstrate a random act of kindness following the Sandy Hook shooting where 20 students and six adults were killed on Dec. 14, 2012.

“The campaign gives each person affected by the Oct. 1 event a way to do something positive in the face of a sad event,” said Anne Marie Levis, UCC’s public relations officer. “People can share kindness and show that there is light in the darkness of such a sad day.”

To commemorate those affected by the Oct. 1 shooting, students and staff on campus have taken time out of their day to make someone else’s day a little brighter by generously giving to others at random.

Scott Taylor, a janitor at UCC, demonstrates his own random generous acts by paying forward a drink while in line at Dutch Bros. or holding doors open for people. “The custodial crew does random acts of kindness for people all the time” said Taylor. “If you leave something behind in a room, most of the time we will watch out for it and make sure it gets to security where it goes to lost and found, or we will find a way to get it back to you.”

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Bands honor UCC with free tribute concert

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    Tory Rose serenaded the crowd gathered at Doc. Stewart’s Legion Field. Guitarist Lorenzo Wilcox Di Laura (left), graduated last spring from UCC.

The community came to Stewart Park Saturday to commemorate and pay tribute to those affected by the Oct. 1 shooting of last year. After a 9k/5k Run-Walk, a concert was held by The Tory Rose and Sanctus Real bands at 1 p.m. in Legion Field. Both bands offered a free concert to honor the nine students who lost their lives exactly a year ago.

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Staff reflects on the past year

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Les Rogers, TRiO, Advising Specialist 

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Q: What is the greatest challenge you overcame this year?

A: On a professional level, helping students through their own greif process (after Oct. 1) and keeping them on track academically so what happened doesn’t negatively affect their goals in terms of transferring for our program specifically.

Q: How did you overcome this challenge?

A: The part that helped me get through (Oct. 1) was helping the friends and loved ones who are still around try to get to that next part of their life and get back to a happy place.

Q: Who specifically helped you make it through this school year?

Coworkers and students because they understand the most and I think helping others get through (Oct. 1) helped me get through it. On a personal level, my wife and my family.

Q: What types of help did they provide (what did they do for you)?

For coworkers, we were understanding of each other and more forgiving of what we had to go through. In terms of my personal life, my wife took up some slack, especially in the beginning when I was going through the grief process.

Q: What advice would you give students about how to finish difficult tasks like their education?

A: Take time to reflect back on your accomplishments and think about the next step. Try to find a way to give back to the community and find opportunities to volunteer and perhaps get some experience, because I think that’s the thing people miss the most.

Robynne Wilgus, Executive Assistant to the President and Board

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Q: What is the greatest challenge you overcame this year?
A: The escalated work pace in response to Oct. 1.
Q: What helped you overcome it?
A: I was always taught to persevere; this time it was extremely difficult, but it kept me moving forward. My faith in and relationship with God was the overarching support in making it through the day of Oct. 1 and the ensuing workload.
Q: Who specifically helped you make it through this school year?
A: Co-workers and my husband
Q: What types of help did they provide?
A: Having supportive co-workers in the midst of such tragic circumstances provided strength and understanding to continue going; we were “walking the road” together. My husband was amazing in providing me multiple opportunities to process. Especially at winter break, he went the extra mile, literally, in taking me back to my hometown, and letting me soak in the beauty and memories. He gave me time.
Q: What advice would you give students about how to finish difficult tasks like their education?
A: Recognize it won’t be easy – give yourself permission to say this is too hard for me, but then begin moving forward. Have a trustworthy person to be a “sounding board” for processing the challenge. Find time to renew your soul. Rely upon the teachings of your faith.

Caroline Randall, TRiO/SSS Director

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Q: What helped you overcome the challenges you faced this year?
A: I have a lot of very close friends with strong bonds and my ability to reach out to them on a daily basis and just have somebody to talk to helped me get through this year.
Q: Who specifically helped you make it through this school year?
A: Two of my colleagues, all of my students and my pseudo mother specifically helped me through this year.
Q: What types of help did they provide?
A: They provided me with love, support, laughter and reflection.
Q: What advice would you give students about how to finish difficult tasks like their education?
A: I would encourage students to somehow have a visualization of their end goal somewhere where they can see it every day and spend some time every morning thinking about the tasks ahead, how they connect to the end goal, and thinking about all the positive effects pushing through and completing the task will bring them. They also need to understand that the benefits and profits from their endeavors reach far beyond their degree and that they can’t possibly understand yet what those may be. Each opportunity seized opens a door to so many more.

Toni Clough,  Associate Professor, Business

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Q: What is the greatest challenge you overcame this year?
A: With Oct. 1, being able to be a strong person for students who needed me afterwards and how to try and get everything back to normal as much as possible but yet be available to those who needed to talk about it.
Q: What advice would you give students to finish the school year strong?
A: To stick with it no matter what gets in your way. If you really want that goal, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Don’t let them tell you that you can’t do something.





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